QUOTE(koan @ Oct 19 2007, 01:52 PM)
Ah ha ha, very good !!
You're asking the person with the least amount of spare time (but possibly best opportunities to sneak in some edits during working hours).
I'm just trying to take a stab in suggesting the direction that the wiki needs; by consensus rather than unilaterally making big edits. There are other big editorial questions, such as how to structure; index by rom or by hardware ? The unofficial Zaurus FAQ is out of date, aimed mostly at the 5500 and collides with a lot of stuff in the how to. It's going to take a lot of work to sort that out.
This is nothing to what we really need (more work for dz, I'm afraid):
1. Spam protection now. There are 3 of us, maybe more but Meyer and Tux spend all their time deleting spam and blocking bots. We need to block all unregistered user edits and all new users to be approved by a human. I suggest bulk deleting 99.9% of the users see http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Listusers
- the user list is spam itself.
2. Fix image linking. It's totally broken.
2.1 Upload new files/images: disabled. See http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Upload
2.2 See http://www.oesf.org/index.php?title=Special:Newimages
for an example of other image problems.
And you thought we hadn't got a sense of humour!
To be serious for a moment: I agree wholeheartedly with the points you make. The spam is not as thick as it was but it is on the increase again. dz has given access to the Wiki database and settings to Meyer and myself. But obviously we need to bring ourselves up to speed with getting logged in, deciding what to do and how and when. dz is in Texas, I am in the UK and Meyer is in Japan. We are each about 8 hours apart in our time zone. So communication does lag. I think you'll agree we need to be very careful not to break things!
I'm in the fortunate position of being retired. So that, in theory, gives me plenty of spare time. Ask any retired person you know: they'll all say that they don't know how they found the time to work!
The other guys have careers and/or families to fit into their schedule!
But progress is being made, even if it seems rather slow-paced. We're getting there. The pace should increase soon.
Hopefully the other repairs/improvements in the forums will start coming through. dz, ISO and the new one(s) there will get to grips with that too.
Cheers and thanks again for helping out and for the contributions to the Wiki.
More helpers and contributers please!